One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Monday, May 13, 2013

Back to Work



The birthdays and Mother's Day are over now, and it's back to work for me.  Last night, the temperatures were to go as low as 31°F.  Brr!  Today, the high is not even up to 60°F, but the flower beds out front, need weeded.  The temperature is to rise up to the 70's all week long, after today.


The roses were a gift to me on Mother's day, along with the new basket filled with garden gloves, a new water bottle, and sun screen.


...and jewelry (and more I forgot to photograph)


...and hand written cards and poetry



...and my son is in the process of drawing me this.  I also received a new book, some coffee and cheese cake.  I have yet to eat a piece.

Both my son and I, and a few others are still fighting off head colds.  I backed out of going to the movies, and opted for crocheting and reading at home.  Yesterday, Hubby fixed dinner so I wouldn't have to. 

Today, I should have a few more stalks of asparagus to pick, and need to weed flower beds.  However, the warm weather planting is just beginning this week.  It will be tougher to fit in my writing time now.   

3 comments:

Sam I Am...... said...

I'm reading backwards and now I see you did have a nice Mother's Day except for the head cold..that's no fun but some hot tea and sitting down with so me crochet should make anyone feel better!
We've had like 3 power outages this month and I guess they're trying to fix things that got broke when the storm hit a few weeks back. I wish they would do it in the middle of the night! I was trying to do laundry and I needed to bake bread but just now getting going with that and it's afternoon. Thank goodness I at least got one cup of coffee before they took it down! LOL!
Your roses are beautiful and WOW can your son draw!!!! He is fantastic! Amazing! What talent! Such lovely and thoughtful gifts you received! TTYL!

Candy C. said...

It sounds like you had a nice Mother's Day in spite of the head cold.
Your son is an EXCELLENT artist! :)

Liz said...

It was in the low 30's this morning here! Brrrr...Tomorrow is supposed to be in the upper 80's. No wonder people still have colds! What nice gifts you received for Mothers Day!